D. V.

Animator, Motion Graphics Artist, Photo Manipulator

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Experience: 9 Years
Location: Orlando, FL

Overview

Emmy nominated and award winning Art Director, animator, designer, motion graphics & VFX artist, and post production artist. He is a steady and ambitious creative professional with years of industry experience, which includes running a successful post production boutique. Always in a constant state of learning and evolving in his craft and artistic endeavors, he is also a passionate artist and designer who will always persevere.
Dave is a storyteller at heart. He is a collector of memories and nostalgia; he is a music-maker and a dreamer of dreams. Dave never stops thinking or sketching. His home studio looks like a meticulously organized cross between a toy store and a cabinet of curiosity, Even the snozzberries taste like snozzberries! A multi-disciplined artist, animator and designer, Dave is all about creativity. He has earned degrees in both fine art and media arts and not to mention a few professional awards. Dave's heroes are Jim Henson, Walt Disney, Maurice Sendak and #7 The Mick. Dave feels true art, dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.

Animation, Design, Art Direction, Whatever the project, If its creative digital media or arts based, I can make your ideas happen.

Specialties: Animation (3D, 2D/traditional, stop-motion) Design, Art Direction, and Photo Manipulation.

Experience

Animator, Motion Graphics Artist, Photo Manipulator
Specialties: Creative development, Animation (3D, 2D/ digital and traditional, stop-motion) Design, Art Direction, and Photo Manipulation.

Hailing from the far reaches of the frozen tundra in the great Northeast comes the force that is Dave V.. Dave has traversed vast distances fraught with great perils to bring to you his special brand of creativity. Not only can he hop on one foot and sing the entire opening song to his favorite film, he also has earned two art degrees, one in Fine Art an the other in Media Arts/Animation. In his craft he has many awards and accolades. His multi-disciplined skill set and approach brings a unique and unforgettable tone to this work.
Animation, Design, Art Direction, Whatever the project or task, if its digital media, video or animation related he can make your ideas happen.
Noir Worldwide LLC. 2008 – 2014 (1 Emmy, 10 Tellys)

Titles Held: Creative Director, Art Director, Animator, Lead Designer

Notable Clients: NBC, ABC, Motorola, State Farm, Discovery Network, Comcast, Siemens, Godard Schools, Glaxo Smith Kline, PBS, Fox, Sprint and many others
Innomations Ltd. 2000 – 2007 (3 Emmys 30 Tellys)

2000 – 2002 = Intern/Freelance

2002 – 2007 = Employee

Duties: 3D/2D generalist, Compositor, Motion Designer, Animator, Graphic Designer, Visual Effects Supervisor, Art Director

Education / Qualifications

The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Fine arts in Animation/Media Arts, May 2001
Munson Williams Proctor Institute of Fine Art, Utica, NY
Associates of Fine Art, May 1998

Skills

2D Animation2D Design3D Animation3D DesignAdobe After Effects
Adobe PhotoshopAdobe Premiere ProAnimationCG ArtworkCGI
Graphic designMotion graphicsPhoto ManipulationPoster DesignVideo editing
Video Post Editing

Awards

2013 Emmy Nominee
NATAS Mid-Atlantic
2013
Nominated for Outstanding Achievement Commercial - Single Spot
2013 Emmy Nominee
NATAS Mid-Atlantic
2013
Nominee Graphic Arts/Animation
The Telly Awards-Bronze
The Telly Awards
2009
Bronze Childrens Entertainment E-Planet Kids
The Telly Awards-Bronze
The Telly Awards
2008
Bronze Auto Lenders Commercial Spot
The Telly Awards-Silver
The Telly Awards
2004
Sliver Commercial Spot Sovereign Bank
The University Of The Arts The Presidents Award
The University Of The Arts
2001
for outstanding achievement in Animatio
Promising Artist Award, 1998, The University of the Arts

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, 1997 – present

Margaret Weaver Auert Art Scholarship, Munson Williams Proctor Institute of Fine Art

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Genevieve Okupniak

Film Director and Animator

Feb 2nd 2015
Dave and I have known each other since undergraduate school. He gave me my first freelance job when I returned to the east coast.

As a boss, he is respectful and honest. The workflow established as his shop was efficient without sacrifice of quality. Dave's notes were thorough and reflected quality.
As an artist, his compositions speak for themselves. The work he produces could be done by no one but him. His influences are present, but never stolen.
As a mentor, his advice is timeless. Throughout my own career, I've often reflected upon his words when suffering issues in my workflow and with clients.

Dave has the work ethic of a perfectionist and the patience of a parent. I appreciate the work and time I've spent with Dave and believe anyone can say the same.
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Richard Chiarantona

Producer at Carlton Street Productions

Feb 3rd 2015
There have been countless ways in which D. V. has shown why he truly stands out as a phenomenal artist to trust. The graphics and animation he's produced with his unique creativity and stellar approach stands out beyond anyone else I've ever worked with. He's always proven he can be trusted with any project due to his terrific approach and personality. There is no doubt I'll always look to call him first when I need the help he provides.
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Dino Demetriou

Manager/Senior Editor - Visual Innovations, Inc.

Feb 4th 2015
D. is not only a great animator and motion graphics artist but he is a true artist. The projects we have worked on together were greatly enhanced because of Dave's talent. I would highly recommend D. to anyone that requires the services of motion graphics, animation or photo manipulation.
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Alyssa Farley

Software Engineer at Kratos Defense and Solutions, Inc.

Feb 5th 2015
I've had the pleasure of working with D. on many GUI design projects. He is infectiously creative! He is super fun to work with and always meets our timelines. His designs have put our product on the cutting edge. I highly recommend Daivd for any UI or visual design projects.
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Wi-Moto Nyoka

Vocalist at ASE Dance Theater Collective

Feb 17th 2015
I have worked with D. V. for many years on the online graphic musical, The Last Days of Kartika. I have always found his work to be savvy, cutting edge, visually engaging and concise. He is pleasant, professional and flexible. Mr. V. never hesitates to think outside the box in order to discover the elusive crossroads between entertainment and artistry. I highly recommend D. V..
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Len Miller

Composer of Emmy- and other award-winning scores: www.dreamscapemusic.com

Mar 12th 2015
Not only is Dave a pleasure to work with, but his work has a wonderful organic quality, as well as a flow to it that's refreshing and unique. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend him.
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Omar Chohan

Radiology Resident at Christiana Care Health System

Mar 15th 2015
By far the most creative talent I have come across. Mr. V. can bring your ideas beyond your expectations. He has a natural drive and talent to pursue and stay updated on the most successful and marketable designs for any small business, large company or enterprise. Just look at his Emmy awards!
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Matt Watier

Senior UI/UX Designer at American College of Cardiology

Mar 24th 2015
I couldn't recommend D. V. more. He is the right combination of salt-of-the-earth work ethics combined with creativity to his clients. I have had the pleasure of working with D. and he always delivered the highest level product on time with no exceptions, and during the time of unfortunate client injected scope creep he was accurate on his estimations of time or budget increases. I would always call on D. first when ever I have a project that involves any Video, Motion Graphic or 3d Rendering project because I have learned I don't need to hope for a great product but know I will have a product better then I could have guessed.
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Dr. Matthew Giulianelli, DMD, FAGD

at Champlain Smile Solutions, PLLC

Aug 29th 2015
I've known D. V. personally for over 20 years, and can say that not only is he the most gifted and talented artist I've ever known, but everything he does is with integrity. He is passionate about every aspect of design and animation, from small details to sweeping visions. The smartest decision you can make is to work with David.
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